For decades we have known about powerful ways to harness the sun's energy. The sun is, without a doubt, going to be around longer than the supplies of fossil fuel we have on Earth.
Do you want to lead a greener life? Of course, you do! You may already know the basics of things like solar panels. But, you might not know about these five cool strategies that can help you live off the grid in style:
1. Ceiling Fans
During the hotter parts of the year, you'll need to cool your rooms down. These days, you can get solar-powered ceiling fans. Now there's another reason you don't need to rely on grid power!
2. Indoor Heating
Did you know solar power is more than just a way of generating electricity for your household gadgets? You can use solar power as part of your home's heating system!
3. Swimming Pools
Going for a swim is fun and has obvious health benefits. During the summer, it's unlikely you'll need your pool heated much. But, during the colder parts of the year you do. Solar hot water systems are ideal for heating swimming pools as well.
Solar ovens are a novel way to cook your meals instead of using conventional ones. You can also use solar ovens outdoors; ideal for camping!
Thanks to LED lighting technology, solar power is efficient at illuminating your home. What's more, they are practical for outdoors applications such as security lighting.
On the subject of solar power, here are some fascinating facts about the topic in general:
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